Command Messenger Bag

Style # 174-4-1043

A sophisticated bag for organized travel, smart commutes, and more.

$ 111.99 $ 149

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459 Reviews

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S 16.9 43.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.6 34.5 5.1 13.0 2.6 1.2 1,098 18.0 0.0 0.0
M 17.1 43.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.4 36.5 5.1 13.0 2.7 1.2 1,343 22.0 0.0 0.0
L 18.5 47.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.4 39.0 5.9 15.0 2.7 1.2 1,587 26.0 0.0 0.0

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Command Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 459 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (294)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (110)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (405)
  • Attractive (383)
  • Durable  (353)
  • Comfortable  (339)
  • Good strap length (315)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (74)
  • Heavy / bulky  (33)
  • Too small (31)
  • Uncomfortable  (8)
  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Office (360)
  • Commuting (328)
  • Computer (323)
  • Airplane travel  (300)
  • School (138)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (313), Practical (267), Modern (163), Comfort-oriented (159), Stylish (142)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (370), Yes (65)

Reviewed by 459 customers

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4.0

Nice work bag, limited flexibilty

By David

From Seattle

About Me: Career, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Cannot expand

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Computer
  • Office

Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

At first, I was a bit worried the large Command Messenger Bag would be a bit too large. Length and height are a bit beyond what I have had in past bags. But, typically carrying two computers, lunch and various work accessories, this bag is just about right. I really like the side pocket where I store a large backup battery and all of the compartments seem well thought out. The strap is comfortable even when loaded and all the nice details are there like silences for the velcro and a strap to slide over a carry-on handle. The one downside is that it is the least flexible bag I have used. Not a deal breaker for day to day use. But, the bag is narrow and trying to put much of anything inside quickly causes the bag to bulge. This normally does not bother me. But, with this bag, the bag will not close unless pretty much completely flat without any bulging or items on the taller side. Seems like this could be easily improved by extending the available closure loops one or two loops further up into the velcro toward the top of the bag. Still, this has become my new day to day bag.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

Good bag, but caution

By Chris

From Washington, DC

About Me: Career, Classic

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Causes Damage to Clothes
  • Heavy / bulky 

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Office

Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

I love the look of the bag and how much stuff I am able to fit inside of it, the medium size. It can hold a laptop, kindle, cell phones, water bottle, and my suit jacket (neatly folded). If I had to purchase this over again, I probably would choose the small. The medium is a little too wide and is constantly getting in the way when I am commuting on a train or bus. Additionally, I have started to notice that as the bag rubs against my clothes, it is causing damage that I have never had with other bags. I have been getting small tears and pilling that occurs on my dress pants, causing more upkeep of my suits than I would prefer. I may try to switch to another type of bag in the near future.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Super functional for travel

By Jet Set

From Rapid City

About Me: Career, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • Office

    Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

    I wanted a bag that would be good for airplane travel. I use this for travel and cycling to work. The adjustable and comfortable strap allows for various functions. I especially like the pass through luggage strap to fit on top of my suitcase. I wanted something fashionable and functional, which is difficult to find in a women's bag. This is more functional but is still cute!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Looks great, less functionality than previous versions

    By russell

    From Texas

    About Me: Career, Modern, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Needs a carrying strap on the side.
    • Power cord pocket is tiny compared to old one.
    • Too small
    • Velcro on flap only matches up if bag is full.

    Best Uses

    • Computer

    Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

    Unfortunately, not an improvement over the last Command laptop bag I owned. I have to completely disassemble my power cord for it to fit in the tiny outer pocket (the previous bag had a roomy pocket on the bottom), and I bought the "compact" version of my cord. I *really* miss the handle that was on the end of my old bag, the best way to carry through airports when you have to put it down and pick it back up alot without bending all the way to the floor each time (usually leaning it against my leg, but sometimes again a wall or chair). I usually have an extra large messenger bag with my clothes in it on my back, so nowhere to put a laptop bag. More one-handed carrying options are needed. Also this bag is objectively smaller than the previous Large Command that I had. I couldn't move everything over. And not once ever has TSA allowed me to leave my laptop in the bag using this fold-out system that this bag has. It's kind of a waste of materials and bulk. On the plus side, this bag is far more attractive than my previous one. They moved away from the sporty look and the materials are great. Very classy and they seem tough. I expect this to last a long time.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Typical Timbik2 quality & functionality; excellent

    By deke

    From Vancouver, BC

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Office

      Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

      My second Timbuk2 bag and like the first one the build quality and functionality are excellent. These guys know bags, and know how to build them. I have a travel mug, it's a cylindrical, meaning no handle. The drink pocket doesn't fit my mug very well; I can't push it to the bottom of the pocket, but if my mug was narrower it'd fit properly.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Awesome Bag

      By BMA

      From Nashville

      About Me: Career, Stylish

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office

        Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

        Great bag in which I have received multiple comments on. The stylish look and color scheme always attracts attention. It seems like everyday i find a new compartment to use! Very durable and useable. I would highly recommend this bag

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great bag to pair with your rolling luggage with the handle

        By Bettina

        From St Louis

        About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable 
        • handle pass through, trolley pass through
        • High Quality
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Office

          Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

          I really love this command messenger! I've been looking for another bag with the handle pass through. I also own the commute messenger with handle pass through. I use these when traveling with my rolling suitcase. It sits well on the suitcase using the pass through and looks great! This one is a little smaller than the commute bag (what I was looking for) looks great, travels well, is nice and sturdy so it can stand on its own on a table or other. It has some nice compartments, napoleon pockets in the front and fits my 15" macbook pro in the back zipper without a problem. I can fill this with a lot of stuff, all the extras that I don't want to carry in my purse and need access to quicker than if I store them in my luggage. I bought the color "pike" which looked a little more purplish in the online images but is actually pretty dark. Still love the bag!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great bag. Wish it was an inch or two wider (front to back)

          By Andy

          From Phoenix, AZ

          About Me: Career

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight 

          Cons

          • Not enough compartments

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Day Trips
          • Office

          Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

          I have been using a bulky Tumi T-Tech laptop bag for a while as my laptop bag/carry on and I wanted to downsize a bit. I picked a medium one of these bags up and loved it when I got it, but once I started loading it up, I wished it would expand outward just a little more. Not roomy enough for my needs. Throw a headset case and other accessories in there and it's jammed. I then bought the large model, but it was too big. It looked like a garment bag. I wish this bag had just another inch or two of expansion. I do love the small zippered pouches. I love it and I'm sticking with it, but did have to lighten the load a bit and move some things to my carry-on clothes bag that goes in the overhead.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great Bag!

          By John

          From Virginia

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality

          Cons

          • Color didn't match the image.

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Cycling
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

          Love the bag. It holds all items I carry each day with room to spare. My only complaint is that the "pike" color option isn't well represented on the site. When my bag arrived it is actually black, not "pike".

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Super solid bag, very pleased

          By Noah The Wordsmith

          From Chicago, IL

          About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Day Trips
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

            I got this bag to replace a cloth messanger one that had begun to fall apart. I've only been using it for a month but I can already tell that this one is going to last me a lot longer. The quality of the material is fantastic and I'm amazed by how many pockets this thing has.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Organization

            External access zipper pocket on the side offers quick access to your powerbrick or cords

            Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

            Napoleon side-entry pocket for access without undoing the flap

            Tricot-lined floating pocket protects sunglasses or smartphone

            Fit

            Coordinating Strap Pad included

            Removable crossbody strap for cross-body stabilization

            Timbuk2 cam enables easy fit adjustments with no excess webbing

            Clever Extras

            Integrated bag silencers to silence the bag when needing to make a stealth entry

            Luggage pass through for attaching to your wheelie companion

            Tensioned aluminium hooks for quick and secure closure

            Origin

            Imported

            What's this all about?

            Jet-setters, rejoice: every detail of the Command Messenger was designed for the needs of the savvy traveler. At the airport, strap down the hook and loop silencers for seamless access to your boarding pass and ID. Tricot-lined pockets make sure your electronics and polarized shades make it unscathed through the journey. Any destination will do: the Command's continental styling is equally suited to business and pleasure. From Antwerp to Australia, you're clear for takeoff.

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